Da dummm. Imagine you are a young man frolicking with your girlfriend in the ocean one afternoon. You fight, she bites you and in a huff swims to shore, retreating to the safety of the sand. It is cold, its bleak, some would even call it shark weather. A drop of blood hits the water and a young girl appears from the darkness below. She rises and says with a predatory glare ‘I am going to eat you’.
Great White is a terrifying new play directed by Will O'Mahony bearing the tag line ‘ocean stillness dinner’. A lot less Jaws, and a lot more thought provoking than its title may suggest. Great White invites you into the Blue Room Theatre where the stage is a sea of balloons and blow-ups.
A journey into an ocean of love, fear and life grasping with remorse and lost opportunities. We follow Ben and not one but two Laurens as they struggle with the tick of time, themselves and each other. What does it mean to be great? And what is greatness after all. Great White makes us stop and think, are you great or are you just dinner?
The local cast of Adriane Daff, Mikala Westall and Will O’Mahony all gave an outstanding performance taking you from laughter to despair. Definitely not the kind of carnage you expected.
Great White will be the show this season that you will wish you had seen. This superb production is showing in the intimate surrounds of The Blue Room Theatre until29 June. This work was made pozible by a wonderful bunch of people who pledged their support. Pozible is an awesome platform for crowdfunding creative projects such as this.
‘GREAT WHITE started with a scribble and has grown into something with teeth’ Will O’Mahony.